According to hockey buzz a late leaf pick Anton Stralman could be the next Lidstrom, heres the article if you want to see it. Seems interesting if the leafs got Defenseman prospect of his potential coming to the marlies sometime soon
According to RDS.ca, rookie Guillaume Latendresse will be playing in the 1st during the game against the Oilers while Hab’s best scorer so far, Chris Higgins, is injured for the next 6 weeks!
According to TSN, Ottawa goalie Ray Emery has suffered a wrist injury earlier Tuesday during practice. Apparently it may be serious….
I’ve heard a rumor that Ottawa, and Tampa might make a deal.
Former St. Louis Blues defenseman Al MacInnis was hired Tuesday to be the team’s vice president of hockey operations.
MacInnis ranks third among NHL defensemen with 340 career goals and 1,274 points in 23 seasons.
”The Bruins have assigned goaltender Hannu Toivonen to the minors. No goalie has been recalled, prompting speculation that Boston is close to acquiring netminder Evgeni Nabokov from the San Jose Sharks.”
According to this article from the canadiens team page : http://www.canadiens.com/eng/news/redirect.cfm?sectionID=habsNewsDetails.cfm&newsItemID=5323, the canadiens leading scorer will be out for 6 weeks with a sprained ankle.
According to Darren Dreger at TSN, Dwayne Roloson has recently sent out a letter to the players requesting that they send $3-5k to assist in the further invsestigation of Saskin and his rise to power.
He further states that Chelios, Trent Klatt and himself (Roloson) have personally spent $100k to date on this investigation.
The ever so “reliable” Eklund is reporting that Calgary and Ottawa are in talks
to make a huge deal, here it is:
Sources confirmed the Coyotes are getting serious about trading for goaltending help and have discussed possible deals with Buffalo and San Jose.
Former Carolina captain Ron Francis is joining the Hurricanes front office.
The team named him director of player development Friday.
Francis, the NHL’s second all-time leading scorer, will work with and assess players in the club’s system and report to director of pro scouting Marshall Johnston.
Every team needs a guy who will defend his team, a guy who can change the pace of a game with a fight. For many years the leafs had Tucker and Domi. Now Tucker is a goal scorer, and Domi is a TSN broadcaster. So where do the Leafs get their toughness from?
Reports are that Canuck forward Brendan Morrison is on the trading block. There has been talk that Ottawa has been courting offers and would most likely send a defenseman the other way. This would be a dumb move because the Canucks can ill afford to give up a top six forward when they really are lacking in that area.